Cpt. Jim Marcham
Service number ‘146096’ – Intelligence Corps
Killed on Sunday 7th January 1945, aged 38
Son of Joseph William & Kate Prudence Marcham.
Husband of Olga Marcham of Chingford.
Buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
The inscription on his headstone reads: “Splendid you passed, tranquil you lie. A beautiful memory left behind”
We know that Jim Marcham was made a 2nd Lieutenant on 16th July 1940 as a member of the Intelligence Corps. He was obviously promoted later in the war but the London Gazette does not appear to have a record of this. We have no information as to how he was awarded and MBE but the CWGC website attributes this honour to him.